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Sun Apr 26, 2020, 12:14 AM

By the rivers of Babylon, there we sat down, yea, we wept, when we remembered Zion

We hanged our harps upon the willows in the midst thereof.

For there they that carried us away captive required of us a song; and they that wasted us required of us mirth, saying, Sing us one of the songs of Zion.

But how shall we sing the Lord's song in a strange land? If I forget thee, O Jerusalem, let my right hand forget her cunning.

https://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Psalm+137&version=KJV

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Reply By the rivers of Babylon, there we sat down, yea, we wept, when we remembered Zion (Original post)
struggle4progress Apr 26 OP
The Velveteen Ocelot Apr 26 #1
struggle4progress Apr 26 #2
comradebillyboy Apr 26 #3
struggle4progress Apr 26 #5
PoindexterOglethorpe Apr 26 #4
struggle4progress Apr 26 #6
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struggle4progress Apr 26 #14
PoindexterOglethorpe Apr 26 #16
uriel1972 Apr 26 #8
muriel_volestrangler Apr 26 #10
struggle4progress Apr 26 #12
uriel1972 Apr 27 #17
steventh Apr 26 #9
struggle4progress Apr 26 #13
tanyev Apr 26 #11
struggle4progress Apr 26 #15

Response to struggle4progress (Original post)

Sun Apr 26, 2020, 12:16 AM

1. The music:

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Response to The Velveteen Ocelot (Reply #1)

Sun Apr 26, 2020, 12:19 AM

2. Lovely! And it's such a pleasure to watch those singers move!

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Response to struggle4progress (Original post)

Sun Apr 26, 2020, 12:51 AM

3. Rivers of Babylon-The Melodians

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Response to comradebillyboy (Reply #3)

Sun Apr 26, 2020, 02:08 AM

5. They're really good!

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Response to struggle4progress (Original post)

Sun Apr 26, 2020, 01:08 AM

4. Don McLean did an excellent version.

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Response to PoindexterOglethorpe (Reply #4)

Sun Apr 26, 2020, 02:09 AM

6. Thanks!

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Response to struggle4progress (Reply #6)

Sun Apr 26, 2020, 02:23 AM

7. You are welcome!

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Response to struggle4progress (Reply #14)

Sun Apr 26, 2020, 11:25 PM

16. Thank you so much for that.

It's incredibly beautiful.

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Response to struggle4progress (Original post)

Sun Apr 26, 2020, 05:38 AM

8. Is that the same song that talks about bashing the heads of infant babylonians against a rock...

or is that another psalm... not everything in the Bible is beautiful or worthy.

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Response to uriel1972 (Reply #8)

Sun Apr 26, 2020, 08:34 AM

10. It is - final 3 verses:

Remember, O Lord, the children of Edom in the day of Jerusalem; who said, Rase it, rase it, even to the foundation thereof.

8 O daughter of Babylon, who art to be destroyed; happy shall he be, that rewardeth thee as thou hast served us.

9 Happy shall he be, that taketh and dasheth thy little ones against the stones.

It's a revenge psalm.

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Response to uriel1972 (Reply #8)

Sun Apr 26, 2020, 02:46 PM

12. It's an old song in the voice of people conquered and carried off in captivity as slaves

It's a credible reflection on how people react to such circumstances



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Response to struggle4progress (Reply #12)

Mon Apr 27, 2020, 07:19 AM

17. My intention was to highlight the cherry picking...

Bashing out the brains of infants is not beautiful or heartwarming no matter the circumstances it was written under trying to gloss over it is not honest.

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Response to struggle4progress (Original post)

Sun Apr 26, 2020, 06:10 AM

9. Linda Rondstadt - Rivers of Babylon



Comment from Glenn Miller 3 years ago:
"The lyrics are both from Psalm 137 and Psalm 19:14. Psalm 137 is about the 70 year Babylonian Captivity."

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Response to steventh (Reply #9)

Sun Apr 26, 2020, 02:49 PM

13. Excellent!

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Response to struggle4progress (Original post)

Sun Apr 26, 2020, 08:40 AM

11. I love the Godspell version--On the Willows

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Response to tanyev (Reply #11)

Sun Apr 26, 2020, 03:00 PM

15. Great! Thanks!

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